2000 Smith Haut Lafitte
Pessac Leognan Bordeaux
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One can’t say enough about this winery, which may still fly under the radar of most consumers. The fully mature 2000 displays gorgeous aromas of camphor, lead pencil shavings, unsmoked tobacco, plums, and black currants. With full body, a velvety texture, and beautiful weight, richness, and length, this superb wine should evolve, possibly improve for another 15 years. It’s a beauty!
Robert Parker 95
Medium ruby. Exotic sappy ripeness on the nose, with notes of Cuban tobacco, licorice, Indian spices, camphor and vanillin oak. Pliant, opulent and seamless, and highly aromatic in the mouth, with sweet toasty oak, minerals and a note of cinders. A very rich, layered wine for Smith Haut Lafitte. Finishes with big, broad tannins and sweet fruit and oak notes. -- Stephen Tanzer Vinous 90-93